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How to respond if you receive a robocall

Americans received an estimated 29.3 billion in unwanted telemarketing calls in 2016, according to a YouMail Robocall Index released this week. The Federal Trade Commission's Kati Daffin explains how to avoid these unwanted calls.
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Americans received an estimated 29.3 billion in unwanted telemarketing calls in 2016, according to a YouMail Robocall Index released this week. The Federal Trade Commission's Kati Daffin explains how to avoid these unwanted calls.

It is impossible to sit down to dinner without a machine calling your telephone.

I have written numerous letters, on this issue, to Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key.

I have never received a reply. It is a real nuisance to run to the landline and usually recognize it is a robo call. Also it is dangerous in heavy traffic to look at your iPhone to decide if it is a robo call.

Congress has a worthless bill to make citizen think they are solving the problem.

Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., introduced a bill permitting major carriers to tell consumers whether an incoming call comes from a verified number.

Consumers still have to access their phone and it is totally voluntary by the telephone companies who contribute heavily to our Congress.

It is very obvious where us citizens stand.

Richard McNulty

Bradenton

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